Genus hormon- is, testoteron, - is etc[fontem recensere]
- Secundum dictionaria varia quae possideo nomen hormon derivatum est a participio Graeco ὁρμῶν, ~ντος. Latine ergo appellandum videtur hormon, ~ntis, et id ipsum est forma quam invenimus in paginis peridodici Latini Ephemeridis, e.g. hic. Aliubi in hoc eodem periodico genus quoque huius nominis cognoscimus, legentes: "... hormon anno 1999 demum inventum, quod inter alia officia etiam hoc nobis affert, ... " Summatim: nomen hormon cui genetivus est hormontis genere est neutro. Nomina variorum hormontum (vel hormontium?) - ut etiam testosteron - exemplum sequi videntur ipsius nominis hormontis. --Fabullus 17:30, 21 Decembris 2007 (UTC)
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Origin of the Latin term?[fontem recensere]
Please help. Was this Latin term derived from the "English"? Actually I'm not sure what language the original term was coined in, but apparently it was by a group named Organon from the Netherlands who based the term on the stems of "testicle" and "sterol", adding the suffix of "ketone". This is according to the article on en.Wikipedia, so I'm not sure if they meant the word was based on the stems of these actual English words, or from another language with the same stems.
But my question again is, from where did Latin get this term? Is there an Academy that regulates the Latin language and its lexicon, that might have initiated and supervised the acquisition of this word and its proper adaption to the Latin language?
- No, there is no Latin Academy. There are several organizations in the science world that regulate official Latin terminology (examples are taxonomic nomenclature for living things, International Nonproprietary Names for chemicals, etc.) and there are several published neo-Latin dictionaries that become de facto standards, but nobody has an absolute authority. As for the use of this word in particular, just check the literature. —Mucius Tever 03:29, 7 Aprilis 2008 (UTC)